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What could cause the swelling of lymph nodes in groin?

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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care
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In brief: Monitoring Centers

Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food.
Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph everywhere for bad stuff like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well.

In brief: Monitoring Centers

Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food.
Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph everywhere for bad stuff like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well.
Dr. Michael Miller
Dr. Michael Miller
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology

In brief: Inflammation / tumor

Inflammatory swelling often due to skin infection or cellulitis of lower limbs or genitalia or cat scratctch disease, can be related to stds such as chlamydia, gonrrhea etc.
.Also viral coditions eg mononucleosis & side effects of certain drugs. Various malignancies eg: leukemia, lymphoma or genital cancer. Should be checked out if swelling present or persists for more than about 3 weeks.

In brief: Inflammation / tumor

Inflammatory swelling often due to skin infection or cellulitis of lower limbs or genitalia or cat scratctch disease, can be related to stds such as chlamydia, gonrrhea etc.
.Also viral coditions eg mononucleosis & side effects of certain drugs. Various malignancies eg: leukemia, lymphoma or genital cancer. Should be checked out if swelling present or persists for more than about 3 weeks.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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